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Baggerley Funeral Home

930 South Broadway, Edmond, OK

OBITUARY

Deborah "Debbie" Ann Holmes

January 17, 1956October 31, 2019
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Deborah Ann “Debbie” Holmes, 63, gained her wings at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City after complications from open heart surgery.

She was born on January 17, 1956 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, to Ervin and Joann (Burkey) Holmes.

She attended Mark Twain Elementary School in Oklahoma City and was a 1975 graduate of Western Heights High School. She married Don Holmes, the love of her life, on December 28, 1974. Don and Debbie first met when they were 8 & 7 years old respectively.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved brother Bobby and her sister.

Debbie is survived by her husband Don; her daughter Dedra Holmes of Yukon, OK; her son Delon Holmes of Orlando, OK; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and many friends.

Debbie never met a stranger, she would talk to anyone to make them laugh! She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, fishing and watching wildlife on their 80 acres. She loved her grand-dogs Bella, Cowboy and Mattie. She also loved her two ducks, Ricky and Lucy, relishing their eggs in the mornings. She enjoyed cross-stitch, singing, drawing, watching movies, photography, baking and eating chocolate! Debbie was a self-proclaimed chocoholic especially Dove milk chocolates and the Sugar Free Turtles!

She will be dearly missed for her witty humor, orneriness, smile and laughter.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00pm on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Baggerley Funeral Home (930 S Broadway, Edmond, OK) with family to greet friends from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Baggerley Funeral Home with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Holmes, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Holmes, Pallbearer
  • Jared Holmes, Pallbearer
  • Sterling Woods, Pallbearer
  • Matt Weinkauf, Pallbearer
  • Chuck Walter, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Wight, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Memories

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Vanessa Price

November 4, 2019

Through this message I send condolences expressing heartfelt sympathy and offering a prayer, that God above all will comfort you and ease the loss you bear.

Sarah Sloan

November 2, 2019

Debbie was one of the happiest people I’ve known. She often cracked jokes and her laughter was contagious. I enjoyed her stories about her animals, especially the ducks. She was also wanted to help others when they needed it. Her heart was so full of love, laughter and caring.

To Debbies family, she was one of a kind and I will miss her after reconnecting on Facebook several years ago. She was so proud of her family and i knew how she loved each of you.

May God bless you and hold you tightly during this difficult season.

Vicky Foreman Glover

November 2, 2019

Debbie and I were friends in High School, always sweet and funny. I was so glad to reconnect these past couple of years. Don was so good to meet you out at the old gymnasium . She never stopped talking about her love for her family .! I loved her humor and passion for farm life. I will miss our fb messages and that wonderful smile. My condolences to each of you.

Sheila (Hopkins) Dillard

November 2, 2019

Debbie was such a sweet and loving friend. She could make any situation fun! Her laughter enlightened everyone’s spirit. Deepest sympathy for her family .

Michele Lesher

November 2, 2019

To Don and the kids, Debbie and I were good friends in High School We had just reconnected in the last two years. Her laugh and jokes and funnies were so refreshing to have back in my life. She did not ever let anything get her down. I am sure you saw a different side, but those of us who were her friends only saw the funny side. She loved to laugh and have others laughing with her. I can still remember the day I got to meet Don and she introduced us! Don you were her compliment! To the kids.. she was so proud of her kids. That is all she talked about when we got together for the first time a couple of years ago. Thank you for sharing Debbie with us! Her laughter will be missed!

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Biography

Deborah Ann “Debbie” Holmes, 63, gained her wings at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City after complications from open heart surgery.

She was born on January 17, 1956 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, to Ervin and Joann (Burkey) Holmes.

She attended Mark Twain Elementary School in Oklahoma City and was a 1975 graduate of Western Heights High School. She married Don Holmes, the love of her life, on December 28, 1974. Don and Debbie first met when they were 8 & 7 years old respectively.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved brother Bobby and her sister.

Debbie is survived by her husband Don; her daughter Dedra Holmes of Yukon, OK; her son Delon Holmes of Orlando, OK; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and many friends.

Debbie never met a stranger, she would talk to anyone to make them laugh! She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, fishing and watching wildlife on their 80 acres. She loved her grand-dogs Bella, Cowboy and Mattie. She also loved her two ducks, Ricky and Lucy, relishing their eggs in the mornings. She enjoyed cross-stitch, singing, drawing, watching movies, photography, baking and eating chocolate! Debbie was a self-proclaimed chocoholic especially Dove milk chocolates and the Sugar Free Turtles!

She will be dearly missed for her witty humor, orneriness, smile and laughter.